Inspection and Test Plan for Centrifugal Pump  

This page provides a sample inspection and test plan for centrifugal pump which is used in the centrifugal pump source inspection. Centrifugal Pump Draft ITP

You may also review centrifugal pump testing and centrifugal pump inspection procedure/instruction articles. 

The API 610 standard requirements are normally applied for the inspection and test plan in a manufacturing shop.

The witness of some inspection and testing by third party inspectors is mandatory and cannot be waived.

Some others must only be monitored and full witnessing is not necessary; for these items, the inspection man-days etc. depend on the purchaser’s decision. Some prefer stringent monitoring and even assign a resident inspector in the manufacturing shop, and others relay to the quality control system of the manufacturer and assign only a few days for monitoring points.

These are some of the inspection points that need to be witnessed, checked monitored and reviewed by a third party inspector for a centrifugal pump construction.

Inspection and Test Plan for Centrifugal Pump - Important Points

  • Centrifugal Pump casings to be identified against foundry test certificates and thicknesses checked to conform to approved drawings.
  • Strip inspection of pumps on completion of running tests, where specified in data sheet. Wearing surfaces to be checked and recorded. All materials to be checked against test certificates or Vendor`s bill of materials.
  • Inspection and final dimensional check of pump (including driver, when fitted) mounted on baseplate
  • Heat run or standard abbreviated tests, as mutually agreed and specified, to be witnessed on electric motor drives.
  • Inspection and final dimensional check to be carried on motor drivers.
  • Checking all test certificates


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